Meet Bintou Kanyi: She left Gambia to create a home for her child in the Berkshires

Bintou Kanyi told her family in the West African country of The Gambia that she just had some errands to run at the village market. She did not tell them about the airplane ticket to New York.

“I ran away,” Kanyi says. “Because if I had told them that I was travelling, there were so many things they could do to stop me.”